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Access open data from 360Giving publishers. 360Giving is a data standard for publishing information about charitable grant giving in the UK. 360Giving maintains a registry of grant makers using the standard. The package provides functions to search and retrieve data on charitable giving.


You can install the development version from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")


The threesixtygiving package provides tools for programmatically downloading and analysing grants made by charitable trusts using the 360Giving standard. These include functions to search available datasets, retrieve data and process it to tidy formats.


The example below shows how to retrieve all available grants, and presents the total value of grants since 2018-01-01. It uses the fixerapi package to perform currency conversions, as some grants are reported in currencies other than GBP.

library(fixerapi) # for currency rates

grants <- tsg_all_grants(timeout = 8, retries = 0)

df <- tsg_core_data(grants)

# Retrieve currency exchange rates
currencies <- fixer_latest("EUR", c(unique(df$currency)))

# Convert exchange rates to use GBP as the base currencies
currencies <- currencies %>% 
  mutate(value = value * (1/currencies$value[currencies$name == "GBP"]))


## rate on 2020-11-28
df2 <- df %>% 
  mutate(amount_awarded = case_when(
    currency == "USD" ~ amount_awarded/filter(currencies, name=="USD")$value,
    currency == "CAD" ~ amount_awarded/filter(currencies, name=="CAD")$value,
    currency == "CHF" ~ amount_awarded/filter(currencies, name=="CHF")$value,
    currency == "EUR" ~ amount_awarded/filter(currencies, name=="EUR")$value,
    currency == "ILS" ~ amount_awarded/filter(currencies, name=="ILS")$value,
    TRUE ~ amount_awarded)) %>%
  filter(award_date >= "2018-01-01") %>%
  group_by(funding_org_name) %>%
  summarise(n = n(),
            amount_awarded = sum(amount_awarded)) %>%
  mutate(avg = amount_awarded/n)


p1 <- ggplot(df2 %>% 
               top_n(20, amount_awarded) %>% 
               mutate(amount_awarded2 = amount_awarded/100000),
             aes(x = reorder(funding_org_name, -amount_awarded2),
                 y = amount_awarded2, fill = amount_awarded2)) + 
  geom_col() + 
  scale_y_sqrt(labels = scales::dollar_format(prefix = "£"),
               breaks = c(1000, 5000, 10000, 25000, 50000, 75000)) + 
  scale_x_discrete(labels = scales::wrap_format(40)) + 
  scale_fill_viridis_c() + 
  labs(x = "Funder", y = "Amount Awarded 
       (in 100,000s, note logarithmic scale)",
       title = "Total Value of Grants Awarded by Twenty Largest Funders",
       caption = "(c) Evan Odell | 2020 | CC-BY-SA | Data from 360Giving") + 
  theme(axis.text.x = element_text(angle = 45, hjust = 1, size = 7),
        legend.position = "none") 

#ggsave("man/figures/total-value.png", p1, width = 10)


This project is possible thanks to support and encouragement from David Kane at 360Giving, and from Disability Rights UK.

Data licences

The actual grant data is available under a variety of open licences, typically a version of the Open Government Licence or one of the Creative Commons licences. Please respect the licence conditions that are attached to each dataset.

Citing threesixtygiving

Please cite threesixtygiving as:

Odell, Evan (2020). threesixtygiving: Download Charitable Grants from the ‘360Giving’ Platform. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3474128, R package version 0.2.2, URL:

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is:

    title = {threesixtygiving: Download Charitable Grants from the '360Giving' Platform},
    author = {Evan Odell},
    year = {2020},
    doi = {10.5281/zenodo.3474128},
    url = {},
    note = {R package version 0.2.2},

Code of Conduct

Please note that the threesixtygiving package is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project, you agree to abide by its terms.

The code in this package is licensed using the GNU General Public License Version 3 software license.